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The national executive council meeting of the All Progressives Congress has been postponed indefinitely. Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of a meeting that he and his colleagues held with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja. Bagudu, who is chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, said the postponement was at the instance of the governors. The leaders of the party were divided over the meeting. On Sunday, a national leader of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu had described the meeting scheduled for Tuesday as illegal. Supporters of the… continue reading
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has signed the state security network and Amotekun corps bill into law. The governor signed the bill at the government house in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital today. With the development, Ekiti joins Ondo, Oyo and Osun states which had earlier signed the bill. Speaking at the event, Fayemi said the law will localize security operations and promote the safety of lives and properties. He said the security of the Ekiti people remains a core part of his administration, warning criminals to desist from their actions. Meanwhile, as the Yoruba race awaits the commencement of… continue reading
Nigeria has insisted that it will not be banning any legitimate traveller from entering the country. This comes as many countries are placing travelling restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19. Speaking in Abuja today, the minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora said Nigeria still has no plans on restricting any country’s nationals from entering the country. Instead, he said the country would be intensifying screening on passengers from eight countries – China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Germany, Japan, France, and Spain. Mamora, while giving the national update on the status of the disease in the country, said these… continue reading
Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, says Nigeria has nothing to show for all the funds it has been borrowing for years. Obi was reacting to the senate’s approval of the $22.7 billion roan request by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking while on a television programme, Obi said all previous borrowings have had no positive impact on Nigeria’s economy. He said the more the country borrows, the worse the economic projections. According to him, this is because the government has been borrowing “recklessly for consumption”, with no clear cut business plan on how to spend the fund or invest it… continue reading
The leadership of the House of Representatives today met with some ministers and the Academic Staff Union of Universities over the dispute between the two parties. Speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila and other principal officers hosted the meeting, following the decision of the lawmakers to intervene in the disagreement that caused ASUU to embark on strike. ASUU had announced the action, on Monday, saying it is meant to compel the federal government to implement its 2019 agreement and resolution with the union. The union also said its demand includes the implementation of the 2013 and 2017 memoranda of understanding… continue reading
A bill seeking to establish state police in Nigeria has passed second reading at the senate. The upper legislative chamber voted in favour of the bill sponsored by the senator representing Enugu West, Ike Ekweremadu at today’s plenary session. This comes less than a month after a bill enabling community policing passed for second reading at the upper legislative chamber. Both President Muhammadu Buhari and the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu had endorsed community policing. Also passed for the second reading is a bill seeking to establish separate election tribunals to hear and determine pre-election matters and election petitions respectively.… continue reading
The Senate has voted in favour of a bill seeking to raise the academic qualification for election into the office of president or governor. The constitution amendment bill sponsored by the senator representing Plateau North, Gyang Istifanus scaled second reading at today’s plenary session. The bill is seeking to amend the constitution to make the minimum academic qualification for president a higher national diploma or its equivalent and that of the governor and members of the national assembly a national diploma or its equivalent. The constitution currently stipulates that an individual is qualified for the above positions if they are… continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians have the capacity to solve the challenges facing the country.
Buhari said this in Argungu, Kebbi state, while speaking at the Argungu Agricultural Fair.
He said the Federal Government will sustain investments in security and infrastructure to boost cultural tourism, and attract more investments into the entertainment industry.
Buhari said the re-emergence of Argungu Agricultural and Fishing Festival after suspending it for 11 years, and other international festivals across the country, signals more confidence in improved security.
He said insecurity has created a… continue reading
Egypt has detected 12 new cases of the novel coronavirus among workers aboard a Nile cruise boat heading from Aswan to Luxor. A joint statement by the country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization said the twelve new cases tested positive for the coronavirus among Egyptian staff on the cruise boat without showing any symptoms. Authorities have now been alerted after it was found that a Taiwanese tourist who travelled on the ship had caused the virus to spread. Meanwhile, Togo, a West African country, has confirmed its first case of coronavirus. In a statement today, the Togolese government… continue reading
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, has expressed fears that unless President Muhammadu Buhari intervenes in the crisis rocking the party, it may be heading for the rocks. Crises had engulfed the party following calls for the resignation of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. The crisis was worsened after a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory suspended the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Another court in Kano however reversed the suspension. Speaking with newsmen on the crises in the party, Nwosu noted that Buhari as the father of the party is the only one that can… continue reading